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Land Rover Range Rover review

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10 Mar 2016 10:48 | Last updated: 18 Sep 2018 16:04

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Space & practicality

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Land Rover Range Rover 4x4 front space

Something as big and wide as a Range Rover shouldn’t have a problem in accommodating two grown-ups alongside each other and sure enough, the front occupants have plenty of space. Even with the large central armrest and individual armrests for each seat, there’s more than enough shoulder room to go along with the huge amount of head room.

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There’s a decent selection of cubbyholes, too, with a central storage area, an oddment bin under the main armrest, sizeable door pockets and a glovebox with two separate compartments.

Land Rover Range Rover 4x4 rear space

Once you clamber up into the back of the Range Rover, it’s easy to get comfortable. There’s more than enough space for two adults to stretch out – and even three grown-ups are unlikely to complain about long journeys, given the amount of leg and head room on offer.

An optional executive seating pack fixes the capacity in the back by installing two reclineable rear seats that also include a massage function.

You can also buy a long-wheelbase version of the car that puts the amount of rear leg room on a par with that in the average executive jet.

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Land Rover Range Rover 4x4 seating flexibility

The Range Rover gets a 60/40 split rear seat as standard, and all models get a load-through hatch that allows you to accommodate long, thin items such as skis without lowering the seats. The seats themselves lower electrically and leave a reasonably flat floor. However, you don’t get any further tricks, such as a front passenger seatback that folds fully forward for really tall loads.

It’s also worth noting that if you choose the executive seating pack, which includes two rear seats instead of a three-seat bench, you lose the ability to fold down the seats.

Land Rover Range Rover 4x4 boot space

You won’t want for boot capacity in the Range Rover. There’s more than enough space for a couple of adults’ luggage and a reasonably hefty baby buggy – or a few sets of golf clubs.

The floor itself is decently flat, but actually getting deep into the load space can be tricky; that’s because the Range Rover has a two-piece tailgate and the section that lowers down can get in your way as you’re reaching forwards.

Unfortunately, like the majority of hybrids, the P400e loses some boot space (including a full-sized spare wheel) to accommodate a battery pack and electric motor. Land Rover claims boot space is reduced by up to 98 litres, with the boot floor raised by 46mm. That said, the remaining space is still generous, thanks to a flat boot floor and a wide aperture.

 

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